Audit Quality Group

Photo of Todd BeardsworthThe Audit Quality members are the office's technical experts, focused on ensuring that high quality audits are carried out on behalf of the Auditor-General. They provide accounting and auditing advice to auditors and conduct quality assurance reviews to check that professional standards are met.

They are responsible for:

  • appointing auditors and monitoring fees charged for annual audits of public organisations;
  • monitoring the independence of auditors;
  • setting the Auditor-General's auditing standards;
  • interpreting auditing and accounting standards;
  • developing auditing policies and accounting policies;
  • providing technical advice, training, and assistance;
  • leading work on performance measurement and reporting; and
  • carrying out quality assurance reviews of a sample of the products produced by the Office, including annual audits.

The group is involved in a lot of the Office's work (such as annual audits, performance audits, inquiries, good practice guides, reports to Parliament on annual audits, long-term plan audits, and research and development projects).

The Assistant Auditor-General, Audit Quality is Todd Beardsworth.

Page last updated: 2 September 2021